The list below has up-to-date information on how and where you can access food for your family.
***Grover Essentials will not be open for the remainder of the semester and the Mobile Market has been canceled through May.
Currently distributing food on our regular schedule at all of their distribution sites. Call 301-424-1130 by 3 PM the day before you want to pick up, to schedule your appointment. Eligibility for food remains every 30 days. All food will be pre-packed (healthy mix of fresh, frozen and shelf-stable foods). When you arrive please hold up, not hand, your ID to a Manna staff or volunteer. The Manna staff or volunteer will sign their name on your behalf.
Capital Area Food Bank
Providing grab and go bags to people through their multiple partners. Make sure to expand the "Community Hub Partners & Locations" to see all distribution site and hours.
Providing meals (and to-go boxes) twice a day from March 16-29: brunch 10:30am-12pm and dinner 6-7:30pm. Their Resource Center will be open twice during the day, providing mail, toiletries, bus tokens, blankets and more.
Call 301-330-0222 to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 10:30am-3:30pm. Plan and schedule your pick-up 24-48 hours ahead to request your choice of appointment. No walk-in or same-day appointments are available at this time. Bring a photo ID.
Food (including baby food) and Toiletries Bank. Operating under their normal schedule. When you go to pick up food, please do not assemble in the waiting room. They are serving clients one at a time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please remain outside until the previous client exits. Contact: 301-216-2510
Catholic Charities Choice Food Pantry
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am4pm. Bring proof of Montgomery County residency and own bags. Contact: 301-942-1790
Meals on Wheels
Offers meals for the elderly and people with disabilities. You have to call to sign-up to have meals delivered. Meals are delivered in the morning and they include a lunch and dinner. For more information visit the Rockville or Germantown.
UMBC Retriever Essentials
Meal Packages at Drop Boxes at the UMBC campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MCPS Emergency MealsChildren up to 18 years old may come to any of these locations to receive a nutritious meal. No appointment is necessary. Meals will be provided in a Grab-and-Go format. Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. MCPS will also be distributing weekend backpack food sacks on Fridays from 11-12.
Frederick County Emergency Meals
Children aged 18 and younger and adults enrolled in the county’s education program for people with disabilities qualify for free breakfast and lunch from the school system. Breakfast will be available on weekdays from 8:30a.m. to 9:30a.m. and lunch will be available from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. The school system is also delivering lunches to community sites.
Prince George’s County Emergency Meals
Grab-and-go lunches will be available around lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) daily between March 16 and March 27 at the various locations.
District of Columbia (DC)
Free meals will be available to students every weekday during the closure from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 16 sites throughout D.C.
Anne Arundel Emergency Meals
Three meals a day will be provided at 31 school sites from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mobile meal vehicles will deliver meals to 21 additional sites in six communities on weekdays. Any public school child can receive a single meal each day at no cost. Children must be between the ages of 2 and 18. Adults cannot accept the food on behalf of the child.
Carroll County Emergency Meals
Children 18 and younger qualify for free meals through the school system whether they’re enrolled or not. They must be present for pick-up.